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Danger Ahead


Published 1935
Topics Action, Crime, Drama


Captain Matthews (John Elliot) is paid 40,000 dollars in cash by Nick Conrad (Bryant Washburn, who also played an attorney in 'Prison Mutiny') for his shipment of silk from China. About 15 seconds after he gets the cash, he's lured away on a false pretence and robbed by Conrad's henchmen. Newspaper reporter Jerry Mason (Lawrence Gray) witnesses the robbery and steals the cash from Conrad.

Conrad's thugs (all of whom have mustaches and crisp suits) chase him into his friend Fred Klein (Fuzzy Knight)'s delicatessen. The two of them get taken back to Conrad and forced to talk. After fighting their way out of the Green Eagle Cafe again, they hightail it to Jerry's newspaper and tell the world (and the police) about Conrad's true profession. Afterwards Conrad and his henchmen try one gambit after another to get the money back.

[Synopsis by uniQ.]

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.


Run time 58:56
Producer Sam Katzman
Production Company Victory Pictures Corporation
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Credits

Cast:
Lawrence Gray .... Jerry Mason
Sheila Bromley .... Lorraine Matthews (as Sheila Manners)
Bryant Washburn .... Nick Conrad
Fuzzy Knight .... Fred Klein
John Elliott .... Captain Matthews
Arthur Loft .... Pete, balding henchman
Herschel Mayall
Gordon Griffith
Eddie Phillips
J. Farrell MacDonald .... Harry, the editor
Fred Kelsey .... Detective O'Brien
Richard Cramer .... Detective Hogan
George Chesebro .... First Mate Taylor
Earl Dwire .... Detective Sergeant

Reviews

Reviewer: horseoftroy - - September 29, 2011
Subject: are you kidding me?
this movie is spectacularily bad to my mind. contrived, whacko to the exclusion of zany or even goofy, heartless, effortless, and on a budget most 9 year olds could handle.

i give it two stars. one for me. i actually watched it and the other for it being free.
Reviewer: Dr Feel Rotten - - November 18, 2010
Subject: Funny stuff
I liked the movie, but... The robbery was set up so silly it defies description inside a phone booth with a false wall and glass door where any idiot could see it happening and just by shear coincidence the reporter just happened to be looking that way to see it go down and the fights, while pretty good I noticed guys getting knocked out with punches where the guy never puts the slightest bit of his weight into it and the real clincher in every ships fight scene is when the bad guy always decides to climb up the mast and then the good guy follows him. What I want to know is..WHY? He ain't going anywhere up there, but that's Hollyweird for ya.
I still enjoyed this flick mainly because it was so utterly silly. It falls under the so dumb it's better than bad category, but fun to watch anyway.
Reviewer: malary - - March 25, 2009
Subject: Laughter Ahead
Great little film
The plot is pretty good and all the actors do a fine job. I am adding an extra 'star' for the rating because Fred is so funny, especially about 15 minutes from the end when he's asleep and his gun accidently goes off and he wakes up saying "No you don't! No you don't!" Plus, the fight scene at the end is hilarious. Nice movie
Reviewer: Jezebel25 - - July 28, 2007
Subject: Danger ahead? You can say that again
Not good. Doesn't really have a beginning and doesn't really go anywhere either. Just a bunch of pro wrestlers that got together to show off their moves. The dialogue is weak and isn't delivered quickly enough, which leaves it feeling rhythmless.
Reviewer: Spuzz - - January 18, 2006
Subject: Guess what's ahead?
Danger Ahead is a pretty amusing crime drama that takes pains to either make things painfully obvious before they occur, or make things impossibly clueless and stupid that it becomes amusing. An old sea captain and his daughter go to a club to get the 40,000 dollars hes owed for the cago hes brought in. But unfortunately, the clubs owner, who brought the cargo in, has a scheme (with plenty of eyebrow raising) of robbing the man of his money. After knocking the guy senseless, a newspaper reporter, whos viewed all of this it seems from the table he was sitting at the club, rescues the money from the bad guys, and then holds the money in the newspapers vault for safekeeping so that the captain can pick it up. (They advertise that on the front page). Well, now hold on a second, why couldnt the reporter just give BACK the money to the captain? He was still at the club. 2nd of all, after the newspaper exposes the embezzlement at the club, why are the bad guys still hanging out there, and better yet, why arent the cops doing anything? Such ridiculous questions abound in this film.
Although the plot is well, implausible, at least Lawrence Harvey makes for an entertaining hero, and the cast does a great job of supporting him. Lot and lots of action here too, so this is a film that never gets boring.
Reviewer: specs - - December 5, 2005
Subject: danger ahead
specs;
A fun film, lot of action crammed into an hour,
and good fight scenes as well. It had Saturday at the movies written all over it!
Reviewer: drew and laura - - January 1, 2005
Subject: funny and exciting
drew: This film had a lot of good fight scenes which were a lot less cheesy looking than typical for this era. Good stunts, good plot, and lots of fun.

laura: I thought it was kinda funny. The sidekick 'fred' was really good. you have to have that kind of character. the physical comedy in some of the fight scenes is great. the guy going through the window made me laugh.
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